[RTTY] Self spotting question

Don Hill AA5AU aa5au at bellsouth.net
Tue Jul 12 17:27:26 PDT 2011

This happens all the time to me and there really isn't anything you can do about it.  Savvy RTTY contesters know to tune up or down
about 2 kHz if they don't find the station spotted on the frequency showing on their dial.

73, Don AA5AU

-----Original Message-----
From: rtty-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:rtty-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Gary AL9A
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 6:56 PM
To: RTTY Contesting
Subject: [RTTY] Self spotting question

I always run FSK so when I generate a spot for someone I'm sure the frequency I'm putting out is correct.  Unfortunately there are
many RTTY spots generated that have the wrong frequency .  I suspect these are being generated by folks running AFSK who forget to
adjust the actual frequency to compensate for their being on LSB or USB.  It's discouraging to be calling away in a contest and
finally see someone spot me, but then give the wrong frequency!

So my question is this.  I know self spotting is a no-no, but if someone else spots you and includes the wrong frequency would it be
frowned upon to generate a correction spot yourself?  Perhaps the Remarks section of the spot would contain something like, "Correct
freq".  Any thoughts?

Gary AL9A

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